Posts tagged "gay marriage"

Homophobic Parent Gets Served By Advice Columnist

I've always liked The Washington Post's advice columnist Amy Dickinson, AKA "Dear Amy," but after reading her recent response to a homophobic parent, I LOVE her. Here's the letter: DEAR AMY: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

Mary Cheney Called Out Her Sister Liz Cheney On Facebook Over Gay Marriage Hypocrisy

This weekend, Dick Cheney's openly gay daughter Mary Cheney criticized her sister Liz Cheney, who is running for senator of Wyoming, on Facebook over her opposition to gay marriage. Mary Cheney and her wife said that Liz has always been supportive of their marriage (suggesting that Liz's point of view is politically opportunistic) and  that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2013

New York Times Takes A Look At Why Some LGBTQ Couples Refuse To Get Married

I didn't expect a can-usually-be-counted-on-for-fluff article about marriage in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times to be so damn depressing. But I suppose that's a conclusion to be expected when one starts wondering, what's the point of it all?

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013

Cory Booker Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages In New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker married seven same-sex couples minutes after midnight this morning. New Jersey has officially begun recognizing gay marriage, making it the 14th state in the nation to do so. Mazel tov to all the happy couples who can finally tie the knot! [Guardian UK] Tyra Banks is open to adopting a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting married because of thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

NJ Court Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does, so that NJ citizens can receive their federal benefits. Presently, LGBT folks in NJ can only have civil unions.  [WNYC, New York Times] The Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU, and other organizations filed a federal…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo] Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's touching letter to Tiana Parker, the seven-year-old Black girl who had to switch elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because the dress code deemed her Afro "unacceptable." [MSNBC]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

It’s OK, The Word “Wife” Isn’t Going To Bite

A woman goes through life with a number of labels that she doesn't have any control over, either by birth or by society's imposition. But one label she should get to choose is whether she wants to be someone's "wife" or not.  This should be a right for all of us. A recent piece o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 4, 2013

Sandy Rios Of Fox News Thinks That Ariel Castro’s “Love For His Victims” Is Just Like Homosexuality

Sandy Rios is both an American Family Association talk show host and a Fox News contributor, so naturally when she spoke with anti-gay Chicago pastor, Erwin Lutzer, some pretty offensive words were exchanged. The two both oppose same-sex marriage and use the bogus argument that homosexuality is like pedophilia in that even though there i…

By: Mary Odell / August 6, 2013

High School Teacher Ken Bencomo Fired After Marrying A Man

Since Proposition 8 was struck down in the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is once again legal in California. Unfortunately, just because something is legal doesn't mean that people are suddenly more accepting and open-minded about it. Ken Bencomo of Rancho Cucamonga taught at St. Lucy’s Priory, an all-girls Catholic school in Glendora, California, and wa…

By: Mary Odell / August 3, 2013

Ohio Won’t Let Dying Man Honor The Love Of His Life

John Arthur was diagnosed with terminal Lou Gehrig's Disease, and is currently in hospice care. He's been in a loving 20-year relationship with his boyfriend Jim Obergefell, and just weeks ago, he and Arthur flew to Maryland to be legally wed on the tarmac. Arthur is now so sick that he can't even get u…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Officiates His Friends’ Wedding, Makes Me Love Him Even More

Just when I thought my raging crush on Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't get any more intense, he goes and gets ordained in order to officiate the wedding of his friends Seth and Rob. The happy couple sealed the deal at a gorgeous cliffside hotel in Ibiza, Spain, with Sherlock Khan Reverend Benedict pronouncing them legally married.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2013

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both the House of Lords and the House of Commons have passed a bill. The Queen then agrees to make the bill an Act of Parliament,…

By: Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It's an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families, and anyone who cares about equality. So how did The New Yorker, arguably the most reputable magazine in the country, memorialize the occasion on their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2013

Scenes From The Supreme Courts Ruling On The Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's anti-gay marriage Prop 8. After months of waiting for a decision, gay marriage supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. Photos from around the Supreme Court and in San Francisco's City Hall capture the ebullient mood of gay…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this Thursday June 27. These two cases mean very different things for the fate of same-sex marriage in America. Windsor v. United States is a case…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

Lesbian Parents In Texas May Be Forced To Move Apart Because They Can’t Legally Marry

Page Price and Carolyn Compton are a pair of moms living in Texas. They have been together for three years and are raising two children that Compton had with her ex-husband. But the couple may be forced by a court to move apart due to a "morality clause" in Compton's custody agreement with her ex…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2013

Gay Marriage Is Legal In Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill today that legalizes gay marriage, making the state the 12th to do so. Cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol for the outdoor ceremony, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze. Dayton's signature came one day after the state Senate approved the…

By: Newser / May 15, 2013

Rep. Michele Bachmann Urges “Spiritual Warfare” Against Marriage Equality, Reproductive Rights

Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging Christians to engage in "spiritual warfare" to put their religious values in government, like banning marriage equality and criminalizing abortion. Scary, scary stuff. [Raw Story] In related I'm-moving-to-Canada news, North Carolina's state Senate has advanced a bill that erroneously lists abortion as a cause of premature birth. Although the medical…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Minnesota’s Rep. Peggy Scott Says “My Heart Breaks” Over Marriage Equality Win

Minnesota's state House has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage ... [Feminist.org] ... which has one Minnesota Republican named Rep. Peggy Scott very upset. "My heart breaks for Minnesota," she said. Deal with it. [Raw Story] Microsoft has named Amy Hood as its first-ever female CFO. [The Daily Beast] Here's how to participate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2013
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